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Defra reminds councils to use new powers to combat litter

Local authorities have been reminded of the new powers available to them under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said it was keen to see fixed penalty notices being used. Fixed penalties should be part of a local fly-tipping strategy, designed to address all aspects of waste crime and including awareness and education as well as enforcement, said Defra. However, it warned ...